As the Trump administration nears its final days, it is leaving as it arrived: by limiting access to citizenship through a series of policies and practices that make it more difficult for millions of eligible immigrants to navigate the long naturalization process.
New Mexico – Around 18,000 people have naturalized in New Mexico since 2014, according to a report released today by El CENTRO Poder y Acción, El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos’ new sister 501c4 advocacy organization in Albuquerque, Somos Acción, the 501c4 sister organization to Somos un Pueblo Unido in New Mexico, CAFé Acción, sister organization to NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fe in Las Cruces, and National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). These new citizens and potential voters, the majority of whom are women and originally from Mexico, can make an outsized impact on local and congressional elections, where margins are tight.
Coalition of Immigrant Rights Groups Call for Stronger Action by Congress to Hold USCIS Accountable WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the federal government funded at current levels through Dec. 11, after negotiations broke down around a legislative package in response to the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis….
Today, a federal court in the Northern District of California blocked one of the most draconian rules on citizenship, permanent residency, asylum, and access to other immigration benefits by placing a preliminary injunction days before the final fee rule was set to take effect on October 2.
On Citizenship Day, Sept. 17, the Cities for Citizenship (C4C) network of 93 cities and counties is promoting citizenship and sharing innovative strategies to help eligible lawful permanent residents naturalize despite the looming citizenship fee increases and other barriers to citizenship, as discussed in their new report, “Priced Out of Citizenship: Municipal Strategies To Reduce the Financial Barriers to US Citizenship In Light of Fee Increases”.